BENEFITING: CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 05, 2013
Recently, I have had to give up my volunteer role with the Circle of Sisterhood because of other time commitments. However, I will still be fully supporting this charity for many years. The American sorority movement was born in the 1800s as an avenue of support for women who were fighting for the right to attend college and earn an education. United as one, the founders of our fraternal organizations paved the way for countless women who would follow.
Now, almost 150 years later, the network of sorority women—more than 5 million strong—is committed to following in our founders’ footsteps by raising awareness on global issues affecting girls and women.
Education for women globally remains a privilege and not a right. Around the world, 70% of out of-school youth are girls. We represent the less than 40% of the U.S. population with a college degree and the less than 7% of the educated global population.
Our sisters around the world will never have the opportunities we’ve had—and continue to have—unless we help. Our founders stood together to give us these opportunities. Now it is our turn to stand together for our sisters around the world.
Because numerous studies indicate education is the key to eradicating poverty, the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation will leverage the collective wisdom and influence of sorority women to provide financial support to entities that remove educational barriers for girls and women.
On October 5th, 2013 I will be participating in my first 10k at the Girls on The Run in Columbus, OH. I am dedicating this race to the Circle of Sisterhood and for the girls and women who experience oppression across the world.
As a sorority women I have been challenged to raise $100 to help remove barriers for girls across the world. I ask for you assistance in reaching this goal on October 4, 2013
Women will hold up half the sky. Chinese Proverb